WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME :: Online Lobby
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Dig into an extended version of Dramaturg Maren Robinson’s interview with our two experts, Northwestern University history professors Joanna Grisinger and Kate Masur, as they talk all things Constitution.
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What the Constitution Means to Me raises a number of key issues that are at stake for Americans. Explore resources and organizations related to various issues—please feel to explore, and get involved!
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Reel America: The Constitution of the United States
This 1950s classroom film depicts the problems that led to the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, such as Shay’s Rebellion and confusing state currencies, and then dramatizes some of the major events of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
“The Preamble of the Constitution” from School House Rock
Experience the beginning of one of our founding documents in the unforgettable style of everyone’s favorite educational cartoon, School House Rock from 1975.
Discovery ’67: The Constitution
In this episode of children’s program “Discovery ’67” hosts Bill Owen and Virginia Gibson teach us about the Constitutional Convention, which took place at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 25 to September 17, 1787.
“An Amendment to Be” from The Simpsons
In Season 7 of the Simpsons in 1997, writers took a spin at their own version of School House Rock style musical education with a tune ripe with parody and pop culture references.